East Barriere Lake residents douse wildfire

The fire was caused by a lightning strike

East Barriere Lake residents responded to a fire on Thursday night, about five kilometres down the forestry service road, at 9:30 pm. Residents worked with shovels and a pump until the small blaze was extinguished.

The fire was started by lightning, according to the BC WIldfire Service.

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As of June 17, there are 17 active fires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre and 51 active fires in the province.

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